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3 What is Project Sunlight

4 What does Project Sunlight COVER

5 What does Project Sunlight REQUIRE

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7 Category Most Likely to Affect SUNY: PROCUREMENT

8 Project Sunlight Appearances: WHAT must be reported

9 State operated campuses SUNY System Administration Construction Fund Charter Schools Board of Trustees Statutory Colleges What Entities MUST report Appearances under Project Sunlight

10 RF Foundations Auxiliary Corps. Community Colleges What Entities DO NOT report Appearances under Project Sunlight

11 Elected officials, executive or legislative employees or judges or employees of the judiciary Inmates and parolees and their representatives before criminal justice state entities regarding their supervision and/or conditions of confinement Representatives of the media Persons under the age of 18 Project Sunlight: WHO DOES NOT Report

12 Medical practitioners at SUNY medical institutions (unless they are acting in the capacity as a SUNY Administrator) SUNY Hospitals SUNY Optometry UB Dental School NOTE: This is an exemption specifically for SUNY Project Sunlight: WHO DOES NOT Report

13 Project Sunlight: WHEN to Report By

14 Project Sunlight: What to Report

15 Project Sunlight: What must be reported – How much $

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17 Project Sunlight Appearances: Interpretations of WHAT must be reported

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20 Who is a Decision Maker or Decision Advisor under Project Sunlight?

21 WHO Is a DECISION MAKER under PROJECT SUNLIGHT

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24 What appearances MUST be reported under Project Sunlight?

25 Discretionary State Funds: REPORT Appearances for the purpose of advocating for the receipt of discretionary state funds that have already been appropriated New Vendors for New Products, Service, Contracts: REPORT Meetings with new vendors for products, goods and services, prior to a contract being in place Project Sunlight Appearances: WHAT MUST be reported

26 Existing Vendors for New Products; New Services; New Contract: REPORT Meetings with existing vendors for new products or services, or products and services outside the scope of the current contract agreement with vendor Contract Re-Negotiation: REPORT Meetings involving substantial renegotiations of Contracts Project Sunlight Appearances: WHAT MUST be reported

27 Appearances by Advocacy Organizations: REPORT Meetings with organizations, unions, and other businesses that are advocating for another business are also considered appearances Example: Another higher education institution advocates for SUNY to use a vendor that they also use; this scenario constitutes a reported appearance Project Sunlight Appearances: WHAT MUST be reported

28 What is NOT reported under Project Sunlight?

29 Written communication: NOT REPORTED Faxes, letters, or s are not appearances Phone Calls: NOT REPORTED Phone calls are not appearances ONLY in-person and video conference appearances are reported Under Threshold Amount: NOT REPORTED Contacts related to procurements under $25,000 Not Project Sunlight Appearances: NOT reported

30 Intra-State Communications: NOT REPORTED Contact between SUNY and other state agencies; Includes appearances before: other state and local agencies and authorities (including CUNY) tribal governments federal government representatives Not Project Sunlight Appearances: NOT reported

31 Elected Officials: NOT REPORTED Contact by elected officials, executive or legislative employees Legislation/ Budget Appearances: NOT REPORTED Contact related to legislation or SUNY’s budget Philanthropy: NOT REPORTED Gifts, donations, or grants to the State that are not in exchange for real property, goods, or services Not Project Sunlight Appearances: NOT reported

32 Existing Contracts: NOT REPORTED Appearances following the award of a contract related to contract administration; This includes: Discussion of open contract terms Purchases off an already existing contract Meetings regarding contract performance Meetings with the Research Foundation: NOT REPORTED Appearances in front of the Research Foundation because we have an existing contract with the RF to do business, generally, on SUNY’s behalf Not Project Sunlight Appearances: NOT reported

33 Confidential Proceedings: NOT REPORTED Any interaction that an agency or authority treats as confidential pursuant to any law, rule or regulation does not need to be reported. Note: Confidentiality requirements from federal & state statutes, rules or regulations always take precedence over reporting requirements of Project Sunlight. Not Project Sunlight Appearances: NOT reported

34 Employee/Student Disciplinary Matters: NOT REPORTED Employee and student disciplinary matters conducted in-house are not judicial or quasi-judicial proceedings (such that they would fall under one of the five categories outlined in the statute) and are also confidential personnel matters Not Project Sunlight Appearances: NOT reported

35 Emergency Procurements: NOT REPORTED Procurements related to emergencies, where emergency is defined the same as it is in the State finance laws. Agents of the State Entity: NOT REPORTED Appearances between a covered individual at a state entity and an agent of the agency, such as a consultant Not Project Sunlight Appearances: NOT reported

36 Non-Substantive Interaction: NOT REPORTED Purely informational or ministerial contact Social Interaction: NOT REPORTED Short and informal meet and greets, introductions, or purely social interactions Note: A social interaction can become a reportable appearance once the person tries to influence your decision related to a procurement or state contract Not Project Sunlight Appearances: NOT reported

37 Determining Availability/ Market Research: NOT REPORTED Outreach initiated by SUNY (state entity), where response is informational, where SUNY is: determining interest or availability for an upcoming procurement, including inquiring about whether or not a company is an M/WBE, and whether they have the products or services needed, or conducting market research, or informing a policy decision NOTE: When initiated by the vendor/advocate, market research/ interest/ availability IS A REPORTABLE appearance Not Project Sunlight Appearances: NOT reported

38 Industry Meetings, Conferences & Expos: NOT REPORTED Participation in widely-attended industry meeting is not considered a an appearance Practically, this means no reporting is required for: professional conferences expos/ visiting booths on a show floor/ exhibit hall panels training or educational programs public auctions where a vendor attends a SUNY Conference NOTE: reportable appearances can still happen before and after these widely attended events Not Project Sunlight Appearances: NOT reported

39 Public Meetings: NOT REPORTED Participation in meetings which are: open to the public, or subject to the Open Meetings Law, or where a record of the meeting is otherwise available NOTE: communications outside of such public meetings but with respect to the same matter covered in the public meeting MUST be reported Not Project Sunlight Appearances: NOT reported

40 RFP/ IFB Formal Procurement Processes: NOT REPORTED Appearances as part of a formal procurement that are otherwise covered by the Procurement Lobbying Law, including : meetings that occur during the restricted RFP or IFB processes bid meetings and presentations meetings with designated contacts bid clarifications NOTE: The reason these formal procurement processes are excluded from reporting is because there are existing protocols that restrict communication to a designated contact during this time period Not Project Sunlight Appearances: NOT reported

41 Meetings that Raise Safety Concerns to the parties involved: NOT REPORTED Any appearance that, if disclosed and published on the public-facing website, could endanger the life or safety of any person, or could subject an individual to a risk of retaliation or adverse employment action Not Project Sunlight Appearances: NOT reported

42 What does Project Sunlight mean to you as a SUNY Decision- maker or advisor?

43 Must REPORT Information to OGS Database

44 Date of Appearance (month, day, year) Type of Meeting:  In-Person  Video Conference Location of Appearance: B UILDING, S TREET, C ITY, S TATE, Z IP Purpose of Meeting: (one of the 5 categories listed in the law) P ROCURING, R ATE MAKING, R EGULATORY M ATTERS, J UDICIAL, A DOPTION OF A R ULE Name of SUNY Contact and Affiliation: SUNY S YS A DMIN, SUCF, CAMPUS What Information Must be Reported to OGS

45 Name of Company at Appearance Company Location: C ITY, Z IP O NLY (I F LARGE COMPANY, LOCATION THAT REP. WORKS OUT OF ) Outside Representative at Appearance: ( E. G., C OMPANY ’ S A TTORNEY, L OBBYIST ) Outside Representative’s Location: C ITY, Z IP O NLY (I F LARGE COMPANY, LOCATION THAT REP. WORKS OUT OF ) Name of Non-SUNY Contacts What Information Must be Reported to OGS

46 Project Sunlight Hypotheticals

47 Project Sunlight Hypotheticals: WHEN TO REPORT – WHEN NOT TO REPORT

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54 Project Sunlight Recap

55 How will Project Sunlight Impact SUNY

56 How will Project Sunlight Impact SUNY Remember: Only pre-contract ‘appearances’ need to be reported Only in-person and video conference ‘appearances’ need to be reported Only ‘appearances’ that could result in contracts/ procurements with a value over $25,000 need to be reported

57 Each Campus and Operational Center MUST: 1. Designate one/several individuals responsible for entering data in the OGS Project Sunlight database See the SUNY Project Sunlight Compliance website for instructions on how to access the databaseSUNY Project Sunlight Compliance website 2. Decide who is a decision maker or decision advisor, and ensure those employees undergo Project Sunlight training Retain records of WHO has been trained at your campus, and ensure re-training every other year Required SUNY Action

58 Each Campus and Operational Center MUST: 3. Develop procedures to assure SUNY individuals before whom outside individuals and firms make reportable appearances complete the OGS form or convey notice of the appearance to the SUNY individual responsible for entering data in the OGS database

59 All Project Sunlight Information can be found on the SUNY Compliance Website [www.suny.edu/compliance]Compliance Websitewww.suny.edu/compliance TOPICS: Project SunlightProject Sunlight Forms Training Materials Other Resources Questions: submit to Specific legal questions: SUNY Legal Counsel Office (518) or your campus counsel directly New York State Website: Project Sunlight Resources

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